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Poster: Yellow_Pages Date: Jul 14, 2005 12:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: MPEG2 FILE SIZES & The Green Monster

Still you never addressed what download manger you are using or are you using your browser to do the downloads with. The advantage of having a download manager is simple in that it multithreads the download into almost double the speed to make more efficient use of download bandwith. As far as the Pinnacle Studio not rendering check to see if all the plugins are installed as some versions require additional codecs to render the files into dvd's.

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Poster: MrMovie Date: Jul 14, 2005 2:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: MPEG2 FILE SIZES & The Green Monster

Okay... I have all the plug-in's "active" on the Studio. As for downlaods, I'm using the browser and NOT a DL Manager. Where do I get one of those? Also would it be too much to ask if the audio codec was listed with the features so we knew advance what we're dealing with?

This post was modified by MrMovie on 2005-07-14 21:00:12

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Poster: me#1 Date: Jul 14, 2005 6:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: MPEG2 FILE SIZES & The Green Monster

Try using
firefox, http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ flashgot, http://www.flashgot.net
and free download manager, http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm
all together.
I have gotten 300+ kbps each, while downloading multiple movies at the same time.


This post was modified by me#1 on 2005-07-15 01:08:02

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Poster: MrMovie Date: Jul 14, 2005 9:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: MPEG2 FILE SIZES & The Green Monster

Thanks To All Of You For YOur Input And Help. Your information and guidance has been most useful and very appreciated.

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Poster: coolmccool Date: Oct 31, 2005 9:00pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: MPEG2 FILE SIZES & The Green Monster

I've been using Firefox and have been a tad disapointed. The MPEG2 of Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much was taking almost 24hrs on an UK NTL Cable 2Mb connection.

And unfortunately, my missus paused the download 75% way through, and I couldn't get it going again.

Which is the best download manager for pausing / restarting downloads ?

Or do I need to use a European / UK mirror ?

I think the Archive is a WONDERFUL idea, btw. But I am a fan of BitTorrent - surely it would be a good idee to distribute your content more efficiently than straight downloads ?

Thanks, in any case.

CoolMcCool

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Oct 31, 2005 9:13pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: MPEG2 FILE SIZES & The Green Monster

Bittorrent turns out to be less efficient for most items here since there is not a high density of people downloading any given item at one time.

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Poster: al manley Date: Jul 14, 2005 2:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: MPEG2 FILE SIZES & The Green Monster

I have slow ADSL, with a promised Incoming speed of 1536 kbps. I use ReGet download manager (you can get a trial copy fully functional at http://reget.com) and manage to download a 1 GB MPEG2 file in one to two hours. What the DL manager does, is actualy download the file in several sections, simultaneously. This speeds up most downloads tremendously. Asfor the program you use to render the moving images, I have the full Disny suite, as well as everything that Pixar makes. And I still use WinAmp for convience. With those stuborn cases, where a little tweaking needs to be done, you will always run into the need of another Codec, or a diferent renderer that has the ability to adjust in certain areas. So don't put all your eggs in one basket. I highly comend Archive.org for the format choices that they have made. I only hope that monetary shortcomings don't force them to cut back in the future.So, I recomend that you get yourself a good download manager such as ReGet or GetRight. They give you a long time to try them, and I think you will be pleased with the results. I too can rember the old days of 1200 k buletinboard downloads, that took 24 hours or more. Hey, with your' connection speed, you could take advantage of the realtime streaming video option that Archive.org offers for All their flics. And let me advise that you get the Gspot Information Appliance from gspot.headbands.com. It is one of Many helpful programs that will tell you all about your Video files, what Codec is needed, Video and Audio and a veritable goldmine of other helpful info. It has saved me many times! I hope this will be of some help to you. Remember, We all must daily learn more about the technology we use, if we intend to sucesfully use it at all! We're All experts on what we know, and Novices on what we don't. I hope I have have helped you, and can count on you for help also.

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